“For now we see through a glass, darkly: but then face to face…” (I Cor.13:12). “Hide not thy face far from me” (Psa. 27:9). This has always been one of my favorite stories. “The first night, after the funeral, was so hard for the husband because he had just lost his best friend, helper, companion and lover. The evening hours were long and her presence was everywhere in the house. His small son stood close by and just would not leave him. It was almost more than he could bear. Finally it was time to go to bed, alone. Alone is such a lonely word. He lay there in the dark with his mind being flooded with memories, then he heard the sobs of his son. He looked and the boy was standing at the door. He said, “Dad, can I sleep with you tonight?” He answered, “Come to bed son.” He was glad to have someone near that he loved. As time went by, the boy continued to sob and weep. He said, “Son, are you going to be alright?” The boy then openly cried, “Where is Mama? I miss her so much.” He was so choked up that he could not answer. Finally, he was able to talk. “Son, your mother is in Heaven and she will no longer be with us.” The boy continued to cry. Then in the dark the boy said in the dark, “Father, is your face turned toward me?” He answered, “Yes, son, my face is turned toward you.” The boy smiled and said, “Then everything will be alright.” As his son slept, the father lay in the dark weeping. “I miss her so much. Part of me is gone and I will never be the same. I don’t know if I can make it.” Then he walked over to the window and looked at the stars and said, “Father, is your face turned toward me? As long as your face is turned toward me, everything will be alright.” This is one of my favorites. Why? Because many times I have looked into the stars and asked, “Father, is your face turned towards me.” I feel Him respond and I say, “Everything will be alright.” “As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness” (Psa.17:15). “For then shalt thou have thy delight in the Almighty, and shalt lift up thy face unto God” (Job 22:26).
Are you now facing problems, stress, trials, loneliness, suffering or disappointments? Turn your face from them and turn your face towards God. “Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you” (James 4:8).“Unto thee lift I up mine eyes, O thou that dwellest in the heavens” (Psa. 123:3). As the song, “Turn your eyes upon Jesus. Look full in his wonderful face and the things of earth will grow strangely dim in the light of his glory and grace.” Yes! As long as His face is turned toward us everything will be alright.
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